Wednesday, February 28, 2007


National Geographic is publishing the finds of an underground "ocean" beneath Asia that helps prove there's a lot we just do not know about this world of ours. The moisture is actually being held in rocks about 400 miles below the surface. The size of the mass is equivalent to the Arctic Ocean and will no doubt drive scientists crazy for awhile as they ponder the "oceans" existence.

The guts of the Earth can be "seen" by scientists who study seismic waves after earthquakes. The water got there through plate tectonics, scientists figure and this process caused the ocean bottom to be pulled beneath continental plates all around the Pacific Rim. Now, that's pretty cool.

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